In this post, we've assembled some resources that we hope can provide some tips and strategies to deal with an unprecedented time.
During uncertain times, it’s natural to experience anxiety, stress, and whole range of emotions. There are many places to turn to for assistance.
The Distress Centre.
The Alberta Government is pushing out daily text messages with ideas about how to stay mentally strong. Send a text message to 393939 that says COVID19HOPE.
We also enjoyed this How-to Guide of setting up team expectations and maintaining lines of communication.
This schedule to follow if school is cancelled can help maintain a routine at home.
The Key – Alberta Curriculum Guides can help summarize content and provide relevant test questions. The Calgary Public Library provides free access to SOLARO, which offers course lessons, reviews, and practice tests in grades 3 to 12.
You can also check out these grade-appropriate resources to assist with Math and English Language Arts:
Khan Academy is free and provides online classes and challenges to keep young minds engaged. You can set up children separately and must also set up a parent account.
Code.org lets kids complete challenges and learn coding at the same time.
Avenue Magazine in Calgary has published a list of delivery services here.
Support Local, Support Charities
When possible, support local businesses. In all likelihood, large chains and big box stores will survive this business interruption. However, locally-owned organizations will struggle to survive.
For employees experiencing layoffs and terminations, our local charitable sector will provide invaluable support. Consider doing what you can to ensure that our community’s most vulnerable have enough to eat and can continue to access critical resources.
Propellus' Volunteer Connector lists opportunities across Alberta to assist in our community.